Give Success. Direct your United Way donation to Lead to Read KC.

Martha ConradtSept. 8, 2020

A child’s ability to read proficiently by third grade is a major predictor of high school success and life outcomes. Yet today in Kansas City, only 45 percent of third graders are reading on grade level. Studies are predicting significant learning loss due to COVID-19 school closures. Now more than ever, students need the personalized reading and mentoring support Lead to Read KC provides. You can help!

Directing your United Way donation to Lead to Read KC will support our mission to support the social, emotional and reading skills that are foundational for student success. Here’s how to direct your donation:

  1. If you’re making a donation of $50 or more, you can direct all or part of your donation. If you’re using an online form, click the Donor Direct link. Or, ask the United Way campaign coordinator at your workplace for a Donor Direct form. 
  2. In the write-in section of the form, indicate you want to direct your donation to Lead to Read KC, and note the amount you want to direct. 
  3. Include Lead to Read KC’s mailing address: 6022 N. Strathbury Ave., Kansas City, MO 64151 AND Employer Identification Number (EIN) 82-1256215 on the form.  
  4. Submit your online form, or return your Donor Direct form to your workplace’s United Way campaign coordinator. Lead to Read KC will then receive your donation from United Way—thank you!

Thank you for considering supporting Lead to Read KC with your United Way donation. 

If you have questions about directing your donation, email Sarah Gaikwad at [email protected]

“Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.” 

― Joshua Shipp, Youth Advocate